Hard to explain what’s going on at the moment. BSLFC are playing well enough to dominate the ball, but not doing enough to put games to bed. A string of league games with 1:0 and 0:0 have led to a great points tally, but nervy encounters. Today was no different. 1:0, against a resilient Abingdon Town team.
It was a game lacking in quality as both teams played overly direct. Abingdon being the better at this strategy, soaked up pressure in the middle, pounced on loose passes and twice threatened. The second of which was a real let off!
Once sports settled, it was the host that would spurn chances. Folkenstern on the sharp end of a few blunt attack. Miles forced a good save and Brewer testing from the edge of the box. No breakthrough, halftime, 0:0.
The second half remained a frustrating affair. Sports would probe but untimely couldn’t get into rhythm. The goal did come however, Fowell playing a vertical ball that evaded many bodies and Brewer was fronted with the oncoming keeper with time to spare. The lively striker tucked it under the unset GK, 1:0.
Abingdon responded well. Putting pressure on the back line, and forcing mistakes. One poor clearance, fell kindly to the opponent, and a sweet volley looked destined for the far top right corner. Chrippes watched in surprise as the ball fizzed onto the woodwork. A mental turning point.
The final phases were again cagey, Sports not giving much away and probing, and Town exploiting space in behind but it was well marshalled. The game tamely ended, 1:0.
Rory went to Hughes for thinking it was 0:0 at the end. No wonder she was flying forward to the end.
Players player went to Shaw for a balanced and energetic performance through the middle.
Managers player went to Vernon for nullifying a potent threat in the opposition striker.